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Rain Man
01-09-2004, 16:19
I was driving down the Interstate today listening to an oldies station, when the Creedence Cleerwater Revival song, "Who'll stop the rain" was played. Even mentioned Virginia in the lyrics. Here they are below. This band could've just returned from a thru-hike, I do believe!

Anybody else got any song lyrics that remind you of something about the AT? Any good AT "ear worms?" Please post the lyrics and don't send us all on wild goose chases looking for them, okay?

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Creedence Cleerwater Revival

Long as I remember The rain been comin' down.
Clouds of myst'ry pourin' Confusion on the ground.
Good men through the ages, Tryin' to find the sun;
And I wonder, Still I wonder, Who'll stop the rain.

I went down Virginia, Seekin' shelter from the storm.
Caught up in the fable, I watched the tower grow.
Five year plans and new deals, Wrapped in golden chains.
And I wonder, Still I wonder Who'll stop the rain.

Heard the singers playin', How we cheered for more.
The crowd had rushed together, Tryin' to keep warm.
Still the rain kept pourin', Fallin' on my ears.
And I wonder, Still I wonder Who'll stop the rain.

DebW
01-09-2004, 17:11
James Taylor has a song called "Walkin' Man". Someone else will have to supply the lyrics. BTW, James Taylor lives near the trail in the Berkshires. His song "October Road" is names after the October Mountain State Forest through which the AT runs fairly near his house.

Noggin
01-09-2004, 19:35
My girl, my girl, don't lie to me
Tell me, where did you sleep last night?
In the pines, in the pines, where the sun don't ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through.

Her husband was a hard-working man
Just about a mile from here
His head was found in the driver's wheel
But his body never was found.

My girl, my girl, where will you go?
I'm going where the cold wind blows
In the pines, in the pines, where the sun don't ever shine
I would shiver the whole night through.

Nirvana, 1993

MOWGLI
01-09-2004, 19:47
Born a poor young country boy--Mother Nature's son
All day long I'm sitting singing songs for everyone.

Sit beside a mountain stream--see her waters rise
Listen to the pretty sound of music as she flies.

Find me in my field of grass--Mother Nature's son
Swaying daises sing a lazy song beneath the sun.

Mother Nature's son.

Lilred
01-09-2004, 21:01
This old gospel songs captures how I feel hiking in the mountains.

The first two verses of How Great Thou Art

O Lord my God! When I in awesome wonder
Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made
I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder,
Thy pow'r through-out the universe displayed

Chorus

When through the woods and forest glades I wander
And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
And hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze

Chorus

Patco
01-09-2004, 22:00
These boots were made for walkin'
and that's just what they'll do.
One of these days these boots
are gonna walk all over you.

(Nancy Sinatra)

Brushy Sage
01-09-2004, 22:17
An old one from the 1960s -- don't remember who sang it: You'll never walk alone. I frequently hummed it -- mostly on level ground or going downhill.

rickb
01-09-2004, 22:18
I recall a Lou Reed song about a yellow blazer by the name of Holly from LA.

Not a good role model, though. Kept telling others to walk onthe wild side, even though she hitched her way across the USA.

Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo ....

Rick B

steve hiker
01-09-2004, 23:04
I recall a Lou Reed song about a yellow blazer by the name of Holly from LA.

Not a good role model, though. Kept telling others to walk onthe wild side, even though she hitched her way across the USA.

Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo ....

Rick B

Hey i met that girl when i hitched into NYC i told her i came off the AT in NJ and she said Well i'm from noo joisey too hot stuff, and we went to her room above the club for while then i stumble back to the trail had to hike back all the way no money left for subway

nice gurl but real bad clamp! :eek:

hiicprn
01-10-2004, 01:12
Walking Man by James Taylor

Moving in silent desperation
Keeping an eye on the Holy Land
A hypothetical destination
Say, who is this walking man?

Well the leaves have come to turning
And the goose has gone to fly
And bridges are for burning
So don't you let that yearning
Pass you by
Walking man, walking man walks
Well, any other man stops and talks
But the walking man walks

Well the frost is on the pumpkin
And the hay is in the barn
An pappy's come to rambling on
Stumbling around drunk
Down on the farm

And the walking man walks
Doesn't know nothing at all
Any other man stops and talks
But the walking man walks on by
Walk on by

Most everybody's got seed to sow
It ain't always easy for a weed to grow, oh no
So he don't hoe the road for no one
Oh for sure he's always missing
And something is never quite right
Ah, but who would want to listen to you
Kissing his existence goodnight

Walking man walk on by my door
Well any other man stops and talks
But not the walking man
He's the Walking man
Born to walk
Walk on walking man
Well now, would he have wings to fly
Would he be free
Golden wings against the sky
Walking man, walk on by
So long, walking man, so long

This is one of my favorite all time camping tunes. It brings back lots of memories of dark skies full of stars, warm fires and candle lanterns. My best buddies and I would sit by the fire and sing along to James Taylor's Best of disc sipping our favorite drinks until the sun came up. No, we were not the rowdy bunch that you might think, but in moments like these we were kings. Its good to be the king.

Patco
01-10-2004, 19:46
I locked onto this as a little challenge and asked the family to help me think of a few more. Here's the results:
:sun

The Trees
by Rush

There is unrest in the forest,
There is trouble with the trees,
For the maples want more sunlight
And the oaks ignore their pleas.

The trouble with the maples,
(And they're quite convinced they're right)
They say the oaks are just too lofty
And they grab up all the light.
But the oaks can't help their feelings
If they like the way they're made.
And they wonder why the maples
Can't be happy in their shade.

So the maples formed a union
And demanded equal rights.
"These oaks are just too greedy;
We will make them give us light."
Now there's no more oak oppression,
For they passed a noble law,
And the trees are all kept equal
By hatchet, axe, and saw.

:dance
From ďThe Sound of MusicĒ

Climb ev'ry mountain
Search high and low
Follow every byway
Every path you know.

Climb ev'ry mountain
Ford every stream
Follow every rainbow
Till you find your dream.

:jump
THIS IS MY FATHERS WORLD
(Babcock and Sheppard)
This is my Fathers world,
And to my listening ears
All nature sings and round me rings
The music of the spheres.
This is my Fathers world;
I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas,
His hand the wonders wrought.
This is my Fathers world,
The birds their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white,
Declare their Makers praise.
This is my Fathers world;
He shines in all thatís fair;
In the rustling grass I hear Him pass,
He speaks to me everywhere.

:)
Lord donít move that mountain,
The Hoppers

Lord donít move that mountain,
Just give me strength to climb.
For if you should move each mountain,
I might grow weaker every time.
Just as Your Son Jesus,
Took the cross up Calvaryís hill.
Lord donít move that mountain,
So I may better do Thy will.

hiicprn
01-10-2004, 22:38
Wooot!....The Trees :clap

Tenacious Tanasi
01-11-2004, 04:40
Now, I know that these are not exactly around the AT, but we loved all of his songs. Every year when my entire family goes camping, we have a John Denver concert. Everybody sings their favorite. These are mine.

John Denver-Country Road
Almost heaven, west virginia
Blue ridge mountains, shenandoah river
Life is old there, older than the trees
Younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze

Country roads, take me home
To the place, I be-long
West virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads

All my memíries, gather íround her
Minerís lady, stranger to blue water
Dark and dusty, painted on the sky
Misty taste of moonshine, teardrop in my eye

Country roads, take me home
To the place, I be-long
West virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads

I hear her voice, in the morniní hours she calls to me
The radio reminds me of my home far a-way
And driviní down the road I get a feelingí
That I should have been home yesterday, yesterday

Country roads, take me home
To the place, I be-long
West virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads

John Denver-Rocky Mountain High
He was born in the summer of his 27th year
Cominí home to a place heíd never been before
He left yesterday behind him, you might say he was born again
You might say he found a key for every door

When he first came to the mountains his life was far away
On the road and hanginí by a song
But the stringís already broken and he doesnít really care
It keeps changiní fast and it donít last for long

But the colorado rocky mountain high
Iíve seen it raininí fire in the sky
The shadow from the starlight is softer than a lullabye
Rocky mountain high (high colorado) rocky mountain high (high colorado)

He climbed cathedral mountains, he saw silver clouds below
He saw everything as far as you can see
And they say he got crazy once, and he tried to touch the sun
And he lost a friend but kept his memory

Now he walks in quiet solitude the forests and the streams
Seeking grace in every step he takes
His sight has turned inside himself to try and understand
The serenity of a clear blue mountain lake

And the colorado rocky mountain high
Iíve seen it raininí fire in the sky
You can talk to God and listen to the casual reply
Rocky mountain high (high colorado) rocky mountain high (high colorado)

Now his life is full of wonder but his heart still knows some fear
Of a simple thing he cannot comprehend
Why they try to tear the mountains down to bring in a couple more
More people, more scars upon the land

And the colorado rocky mountain high
Iíve seen it raininí fire in the sky
I know heíd be a poorer man if he never saw an eagle fly
Rocky mountain high

Itís a colorado rocky mountain high
Iíve seen it raininí fire in the sky
Friends around the campfire and everybodyís high
Rocky mountain high (high colorado) rocky mountain high (high colorado)
Rocky mountain high (high colorado) rocky mountain high do de do

squirrel bait
01-11-2004, 07:05
Living on the road my friend
was going to keep you free and clean
now you wear your skin like iron
breath as hard as kerosene
weren't your moma's only boy
favorite one it seemed
she cried when you said goodby
saddled to your dreams

Pancho was a bandit boy
his horse as fast as polished steel
he wore his gun outside his pants
so all the honest world could feel
Pancho met his match you know
in the deserts down in Mexico
nobody heard his dying words
and momma that's the way it goes

Lefty he can't sing the blues
all night long like he used to
the dust that Pancho bit down south
ended up in Lefty's mouth
the day they laid poor Pancho low
Lefty split for Ohio
where he got the bread to go
ain't nobody know

The boys tell how Pancho fell
and Lefty's living in cheap hotels
deserts quiet and Cleveland's cold
so the story ends were told
Pancho we need your prayers it's true
save a few for Lefty too
he only did what he had to do
and now he's growing old

All the federales say
we could've had them anyday
we only let them slip away
out of kindness I suppose

Thank you Willie
:welcome

Miss Janet
01-11-2004, 08:08
Iím Gonna Be Lyrics
Crash Test Dummies


When I wake up, well, I know Iím gonna be
Iím gonna be the man who wakes up next to you
When I go out, yeah, I know Iím gonna be
Iím gonna be the man who goes along with you

If I get drunk, well, I know Iím gonna be
Iím gonna be the man who gets drunk next to you
And if I haver, hey, I know Iím gonna be
Iím gonna be the man whoís havering to you

But I would walk five hundred miles
And I would walk five hundred more
Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles
To fall down at your door

When Iím working, yes, I know Iím gonna be
Iím gonna be the man whoís working hard for you
And when the money comes in for the work I do
Iíll pass almost every penny on to you

When I come home, oh, I know Iím gonna be
Iím gonna be the man who comes back home to you
And if I grow old, well, I know Iím gonna be
Iím gonna be the man whoís growing old with you

But I would walk five hundred miles
And I would walk five hundred more
Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles
To fall down at your door

When Iím lonely, well, I know Iím gonna be
Iím gonna be the man whoís lonely without you
And when Iím dreaminí well, I know Iím gonna dream
Iím gonna dream about the time when Iím with you

When I go out, well, I know Iím gonna be
Iím gonna be the man who goes along with you
When I come home, yes, I know Iím gonna be
Iím gonna be the man who comes back home with you
Iím gonna be the man whoís coming home with you

But I would walk five hundred miles
And I would walk five hundred more
Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles
To fall down at your door

And I would walk five hundred miles
And I would walk five hundred more
Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles
To fall down at your door

MOWGLI
01-11-2004, 08:33
The Police - King of Pain

Thereís a little black spot on the sun today
Itís the same old thing as yesterday
Thereís a black hat caught in a high tree top
Thereís a flag-pole rag and the wind wonít stop

I have stood here before inside the pouring rain
With the world turning circles running íround my brain
I guess Iím always hoping that youíll end this reign
But itís my destiny to be the king of pain
Thereís a little black spot on the sun today
Thatís my soul up there
Itís the same old thing as yesterday
Thatís my soul up there
Thereís a black hat caught in a high tree top
Thatís my soul up there
Thereís a flag-pole rag and the wind wonít stop
Thatís my soul up there
I have stood here before inside the pouring rain
With the world turning circles running íround my brain
I guess Iím always hoping that youíll end this reign
But itís my destiny to be the king of pain
Thereís a fossil thatís trapped in a high cliff wall
Thatís my soul up there
Thereís a dead salmon frozen in a waterfall
Thatís my soul up there
Thereís a blue whale beached by a springtimeís ebb
Thatís my soul up there
Thereís a butterfly trapped in a spiderís web
Thatís my soul up there
I have stood here before inside the pouring rain
With the world turning circles running íround my brain
I guess Iím always hoping that youíll end this reign
But itís my destiny to be the king of pain
Thereís a king on a throne with his eyes torn out
Thereís a blind man looking for a shadow of doubt
Thereís a rich man sleeping on a golden bed
Thereís a skeleton choking on a crust of bread
King of pain

Thereís a red fox torn by a huntsmanís pack
Thatís my soul up there
Thereís a black-winged gull with a broken back
Thatís my soul up there
Thereís a little black spot on the sun today
Itís the same old thing as yesterday

I have stood here before in the pouring rain
With the world turning circles running íround my brain
I guess I always thought you could end this reign
But itís my destiny to be the king of pain
King of pain
King of pain
King of pain
Iíll always be king of pain

steve hiker
01-11-2004, 12:52
For SOBO hikers:

Gonna ride me a southbound
All the way to Georgia now
Till the trail runs out of tracks

--Lynyrd Skynyrd

steve hiker
01-11-2004, 12:58
This song also comes to mind whenever I'm on the trail:

Mama told me when I was young
Come sit beside me, my only son
And listen closely to what I say.
And if you do this
It will help you some sunny day.

Take your time... donít live too fast,
Troubles will come and they will pass.
Go find a woman and youíll find love,
And donít forget son,
There is someone up above.

And be a simple kind of man.
Be something you love and understand.
Be a simple kind of man.
Wonít you do this for me son,
If you can?

Forget your lust for the rich manís gold
All that you need is in your soul,
And you can do this if you try.
All that I want for you my son,
Is to be satisfied.

Boy, donít you worry... youíll find yourself.
Follow you heart and nothing else.
And you can do this if you try.
All I want for you my son,
Is to be satisfied.

--Lynyrd Skynyrd, Simple Man

Patco
01-11-2004, 15:19
For SOBO hikers:

Gonna ride me a southbound
All the way to Georgia now
Till the trail runs out of tracks

--Lynyrd Skynyrd

Can't you see, oh can't you see,
what that woman, she done did to me.

I always thought that song was the Allman Brothers, not Skynyrd.

smokymtnsteve
01-11-2004, 15:31
I thought so too :dance

MOWGLI
01-11-2004, 16:11
Can't you see, oh can't you see,
what that woman, she done did to me.

I always thought that song was the Allman Brothers, not Skynyrd.

It's neither. It's the Marshall Tucker Band.

Saluki Dave
01-11-2004, 18:15
Maybe this speaks to someone other than me...


I've dealt with my ghosts and faced all my demons, finally content with a past I regret. I’ve found you find strength in your moments of weakness. For once I’m at peace with myself. I’ve been burdened with blame, trapped in the past for too long;
I’m movin’ on.

I’ve lived in this place and I know all the faces. Each one is different but they’re always the same. They mean no harm, but it’s time that I face it; they’ll never allow me to change. But I never dreamed home would end up where I don’t belong;
I’m movin’ on. I’m movin’ on

At last I can see, life has been patiently waiting for me. And I know there’s no guarentees, but I’m not alone. There comes a time
in everyone’s life, when all you can see are the years passing by. And I have made up my mind that those days are gone.

I sold what I could, and packed what I couldn’t, stopped to fill up on my way out of town. I’ve loved like I should but lived like I shouldn’t. I had to lose everything to find out. Maybe forgiveness will find me somewhere down this road;

I’m movin’ on


Rascal Flatts

Pabst
01-11-2004, 21:21
Dead Tunes.............. All 10,000 of em....originals, covers, etc...

http://www3.clearlight.com/~acsa/intro.htm

MOWGLI
01-11-2004, 21:36
Here's another great Grateful Dead lyrics site;

http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/

steve hiker
01-12-2004, 05:07
It's neither. It's the Marshall Tucker Band.
So that's why I couldn't find the lyrics under a search of Skynyrd songs. :-?

Uncle Wayne
01-16-2004, 08:25
Walk along the river, sweet lullaby, it just keeps on flowing,
It don't worry 'bout where it's going, no, no.
Don't fly, mister blue bird, I'm just walking down the road,
Early morning sunshine tells me all I need to know

Chorus
You're my blue sky, you're my sunny day.
Lord, you know it makes me high when you turn your love my way,
Turn your love my way, yeah.

Good old Sunday morning, bells are ringing everywhere.
Goin to Carolina, it won't be long and I'll be there

Chorus

One of their best tunes, imo, with one of the prettiest guitar solos by Dicky Betts you'll ever hear. Another thread along this same line was started sometime last year.

Dances with Mice
01-16-2004, 09:42
Can't you see, oh can't you see,
what that woman, she done did to me.

I always thought that song was the Allman Brothers, not Skynyrd.

does the name marshal tucker mean anything?

Noggin
01-18-2004, 01:52
An pre-Nirvana version of this old mountain song:

In the pines, in the pines
Where the sun never shines
And we shiver, when the cold wind blows

Belew
01-18-2004, 17:53
this song doesn't speak of the At but to me it sings of the magic I feel on the trail and true love in life.

Ripple

If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine
And my harp was played on the harp unstrung
Would you hear my voice come through the music
Would you hold it near as it were your own

It's a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken,
Perhaps they're better left unsung.
I don't know, don't really care
Let there be songs to fill the air.

Ripple in still water,
When there is no pebble to be tossed,
Nor wind to blow.

Reach out your hand if your cup be empty,
If your cup is full may it be again,
Let it be known there is a fountain,
That was not made by the hands of men.

There is a road, no simple highway,
Between the dawn and the dark of night,
And if you go no one may follow,
that path is for your steps alone.

Ripple in still water,
When there is no pebble tossed,
Nor wind to blow.

But if you fall you fall alone,
If you should stand then who's to guide you?
If I knew the way I would take you home.

La dee da da da, La da da da da,Da da da, Da da,Da da da da
La da da da, La da da, Da da, La da da da, La da, Da

MadAussieInLondon
01-18-2004, 18:01
i always liked dylans tangled up in blue...
or weddings parties anything (best aussie band ever!) rambling girl, rambling girl returns and rolling home.. oh and wide open road..

none of which are in the lyric archives :( doh!

MadAussieInLondon
01-18-2004, 18:05
(i also prefer the proclaimers version of i'm gonna be over the crash test dummies version!! hehe) aiii go the scots!

eldwayno
01-18-2004, 19:32
I haven't hiked the AT yet, I kick off March 10th of this year from Springer, but I guess the first verse of Dark Star really speaks to me. Not really of the trail itself but of the change I hope to see in myself by taking the first steps of this adventure.

Dark Star crashes
Pouring its light into ashes

Reason tatters
the forces tear loose from the axis

Searchlight casting
for faults in the clouds of delusion

Shall we go,
you and I while we can?

Through
the transitive nightfall of diamonds

doppler
01-19-2004, 17:24
I've always kept a live version of "Whipping Post" by the Allman Brother, for those heavy pack days when it feels like the only elevation change is up and more up.

Mike Drinkuth
01-26-2004, 18:30
Dead Tunes.............. All 10,000 of em....originals, covers, etc...

http://www3.clearlight.com/~acsa/intro.htm


OH YEAH!!!! That's what's in my head every time I hike! I also have to second Uncle Wayne's entry of Allman Brothers, Blue Sky!!!

I'd add to that "Melissa" by the Allman Bros. also!
That one is a whistlers song!

Also how about "Runnin Down a Dream" by Tom Petty
and that lyric by Fleetwood Mac "I don't believe in miracles but I have a feeling it's time to try"

Saluki Dave
01-26-2004, 18:46
So I guess that's what they were talking about in physics when they mentioned "up doppler". :>

Mike Drinkuth
01-26-2004, 21:42
I forgot to mention
YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND!!!!!!!!!
www.yondermountain.com
GEEEEEESH...... what an amazing bluegrass band!!!!!!!
I only listen to them 5 or 6 times a day every day!!!!!

Josh
01-31-2004, 11:28
Here are my 2 favorites.

"Big City" by Merle Haggard

I'm tired of this dirty old city
Entirely too much work and never enough play
And I'm tired of these dirty old sidewalks
Think I'll walk off my steady job today.

Turn me loose, set me free, somewhere in the middle of Montana
And gimme all I got comin' to me
And keep your retirement and your so called social security
Big City turn me loose and set me free.

Been workin' everyday since I was twenty
Haven't got a thing to show for anything I've done
There's folks who never work and they got plenty
Think it's time some guys like me had some fun.

Turn me loose, set me free, somewhere in the middle of Montana
And gimme all I got comin' to me
And keep your retirement and your so called social security
Big City turn me loose and set me free.


The chorus from "Rocky Top" by various artists

Rocky Top, you'll always be
Home sweet home to me
Good ol' Rocky Top
Rocky Top in Tennessee

bung
03-13-2004, 17:25
I'm kinda new here and hope I haven't over stepped the boundries, but I heard this song the other day and thought about how appropriate it was for anyone undertaking a journey such as this. Perhaps one day my chance will come.

It's by Dan Fogelberg, and it's called "Along the Road", from his 1979 Phoenix album, you could subsitute "Trail" for "Road" if you wish.

So here's wishing all the 2004 hikers a great journey. If you can find the song it's much better hearing him sing it.

Along The Road
By Dan Fogelberg

Joy at the start
Fear in the journey
Joy in the coming home
A part of the heart gets lost in the learning
Somewhere along the road
Along the road your path may wander
A pilgrim's faith may fail
Absence makes the heart grow fonder
Darkness obscures the trail

Cursing the quest
Courting disaster
Measureless nights forbode
Moments of rest
Glimpses of laughter
Are treasured along the road
Along the road your steps may stumble
Your thoughts may start to stray
But through it all a heart held humble
Levels and lights your way

Joy at the start
Fear in the journey
Joy in the coming home
A part of the heart gets lost in the learning
Somewhere along the road
Somewhere along the road
Somewhere along the road

walkin' wally
03-13-2004, 18:41
A few years ago some trail hiker had an entire song about the trail written over the lyrics from the Eagles HOTEL CALIFORNIA. It was called HOTEL APPALACHIA. I can't remember it all, but it was prety good.
The Marshall Tucker Band was and is a great southern rock band. The reformed band was not far from the A.T. at Sugarloaf Ski Area in Maine this past winter. The three Caldwell brothers all died young and two of them within a few weeks of each other.I don't remember how the group got it's name. Anyone remember "Fire On The Mountain" from Carolina Dreams?

Walkin Wally :)

stu
07-04-2004, 12:05
this tune really helps me along when im on the trailWe've been through some things togetherWith trunks of memories still to comeWe found things to do in stormy weatherLong may you run.Long may you run.Long may you run.Although these changes have comeWith your chrome heart shining in the sunLong may you run.Well, it was back in Blind River in 1962When I last saw you aliveBut we missed that shift on the long declineLong may you run.Long may you run.Long may you run.Although these changes have comeWith your chrome heart shining in the sunLong may you run.Maybe The Beach Boys have got you nowWith those waves singing "Caroline No"Rollin' down that empty ocean roadGettin' to the surf on time.Long may you run.Long may you run.Although these changes have comeWith your chrome heart shining in the sunLong may you run.~Neil Young

Jack Tarlin
07-04-2004, 12:21
More good lyrics than you'll ever need:

www.xs4all.nl/~maroen/engels/lyrics.html

P.S. If you're not a Springsteen fan, you may not want to bother.

littledragon
07-04-2004, 17:55
You'll never walk alone- song is from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical- Carousel. I know lots of people have recorded it, though.

words-
When you walk through a storm, keep your chin up high, and don't be afraid of the dark.
At the end of the storm is a golden sky and the sweet, silver song of a lark.
Walk on through the wind, walk on through the rain, though your dreams be tossed and blown-
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart, and you'll never walk alone.
You'll never walk alone.

Needles
07-05-2004, 02:07
Road, I mean Trail to Nowhere
Talking Heads

WELL WE KNOW WHERE WE'RE GOIN'
BUT WE DON'T KNOW WHERE WE'VE BEEN
AND WE KNOW WHAT WE'RE KNOWIN'
BUT WE CAN'T SAY WHAT WE'VE SEEN
AND WE'RE NOT LITTLE CHILDREN
AND WE KNOW WHAT WE WANT
AND THE FUTURE IS CERTAIN
GIVE US TIME TO WORK IT OUT

We're on a trail to nowhere
Come on inside
Takin' that hike to nowhere
We'll take that hike

Feelin' okay this mornin'
And you know,
We're on the trail to paradise
Here we go, here we go

We're on a hike to nowhere
Come on inside
Takin' that hike to nowhere
We'll take that hike

Maybe you wonder where you are
I don't care
Here is where time is on our side
Take you there...take you there

We're on a trail to nowhere
We're on a trail to nowhere
We're on a trail to nowhere

There's a mountain in my mind
Come along and take that hike
and it's all right, baby, it's all right

And it's very far away
But it's growing day by day
And it's all right, baby, it's all right

Would you like to come along
and you could help me sing this song?
And it's all right, baby, it's all right

They can tell you what to do
But they'll make a fool of you
And it's all right, baby, it's all right
[x2]

We're on a trail to nowhere

Flatpicker
07-09-2004, 19:45
King of the World
by Sam Bush

High on the hill, Valley below me

Blue sky above me, My dreams are so real

i could not hear, the hum of the highway

Drums of the foundry, pounding out steel


----------

Didn't Need nobody, Didn't need no time

I Didn't need nothing but my own peace of mind, You know that

a Voice like a whisper is bound to be heard

Just for one moment I'm the King ofthe World

Just for one moment I'm the King ofthe World

----------------

So I closed my eyes, at the powers beneath me

Cause the real world can't free me, from this dirty old town

Where the four winds blow, I set my troubles rolling

Since the world kept on turning I just let it go round




----------
See I took it all in like time takes forever

Like a dream that you never believe would come true

Then I gave it away I just had to surrender

Man I just can't remember when I felt so good

hiker5
07-09-2004, 20:53
I second lilredmg's mention of "How great Thou art". It truely speaks to the granduer of Gods creation.

Some others I'd second for trail music (though I have yet to listen to tunes on the trail):

Allman Brothers, Blue Sky - this is fantastic
Allman Brothers, Jessica - no lyrics but I've always loved it as a driving song.
Doobie Brothers, Black Water

And lots of stuff by Simon & Garfunkel, Johnny Cash, James Taylor, CCR, Skynyrd, Neil Young, and Jethro Tull.

Oh, and Blues Traveler, The Mountians Win Again :D

"The Mountains Win Again" - Blues Traveller

I pick up my smile
Put it in my pocket
Hold it for a while
Try not to have to drop it
Men are not to cry
So how am I to stop it
Keep it all inside
Don't show how much she rocked ya

Ooh, can you feel the same?
Ooh, you gotta love the pain
Ooh, and it looks like rain, again
Ooh, I feel it comin' in
The mountains win again
Ah, the mountains win again

Dreams we dreamed at night
Were never meant to come to life
I can't understand
The ease she pulled away her hand
This time in my life
-I was hurt enough to care
I guess from now on
I'll be careful what I share

Oh, can you feel the same
Oh, you gotta love the pain
Yeah, and it looks like rain again
Yeah, I feel it comin' in
The mountains win again

A pocket is no place
For a smile anyway
Someday I will find
Love again will blow my mind
Maybe it will be
That love that got away from me
Is there a line to write
That could make you cry tonight

Can you feel the same?
Yeah, you gotta love the pain
Oh, and it looks like rain again
Oh, feel it comin' in
The mountains win again
Oh, the mountains win again
Win again
The mountains win again
Ooh

ATSeamstress
07-10-2004, 00:13
Can't You See was by Marshall Tucker.

Other lyrics:

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living' might mean takin' chances but they're worth takin'
Lovin' might be a mistake but it's worth makin'

Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter
When you come close to sellin' out reconsider
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance
(I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack)


Go for a walk, say a little prayer
Take a deep breath of mountain air
(My List - Toby Keith)


And I wouldn't be a Ragamuffin if I didn't quote Rich Mullins:

Down at Johnson's Creek the trees grow tall
Like a man who feeds his soul on your word
And I can look in the water I can see the stars fall
Hear the fires crackle and the crickets chirp
And there are bluffs on the banks of the Cumberland
Where I can see the sun rise from a world away
And I can see the marvelous things that you have done
In this beautiful world that you have made

Well in the winter it's white, in the summer it's green
In the fall it's orange and red and gold
And it comes alive in the rites of Spring
When the rivers thaw and the flowers unfold
And there are beads of dew on a spider's web
And there are motes of dust in these beams of light
We who are bone and spittle and muscle and sweat
We live together in a world where it's good to be alive.

'Cause it flutters and floats, it falls and it climbs,
it spins and sputters and spurts
And you filled this world with wonders 'round every turn
And it buzzes and beeps and shimmeys and shines
It rattles and patters and purrs
You filled this world with wonders and I'm filled
with the wonder of your world.

If there's a better world and a brighter day
even brighter than the one we're in
We'd be fools to think that it could be made
by the wills and hands of foolish men
So Lord to you we give your deepest praise
and to you we sing our loudest songs
and while we live in the world that you have made
we hear it whisper of the world that is to come.

(With The Wonder)

ATSeamstress
07-10-2004, 00:29
Great song, Saluki Dave. That one speaks to me as well,
it reminds me of someone taking off on a thru-hike.

SavageLlama
07-10-2004, 10:12
Ultimate trail song:

"Through Hiker" by Ekoostik Hookah


Download for free at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000054BD0/qid=1089468671/sr=8-5/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i5_xgl15/002-9539884-1678442?v=glance&n=507846

Hammock Hanger
07-10-2004, 10:58
This is really a song from the ADKs but I think of it often when I am on the trail...

We Belong to the Mountains


There's a lesson I'm learning from these old towering trees.
How to change with the seasons, how to bend in the breeze.
There's a season of rest and a season to grow.
There's a season of color and a season of snow.

We belong to the mountains; we were born on the breeze.
We learn how to dance from the swaying of trees.
Learn to be free from a swift-moving stream.
They give us their wisdom; we give them our dreams.

These mountains are ancient, these mountains are strong.
Their music will heal us if we'll sing along.
Wind in the willows; bird in the air,
Have stories to tell us and a song we can share.

We belong to the mountains; we were born on the breeze.
We learn how to dance from the swaying of trees.
Learn to be free from a swift-moving stream.
They give us their wisdom, we give them our dreams.

Did you ever count stars on a clear summer's night?
Our sun is just one of many in sight.
We are so small in this grand universe.
It makes me feel grateful for my time on this earth.

We belong to the mountains; we were born on the breeze.
We learn how to dance from the swaying of trees.
Learn to be free from a swift moving stream.
They give us their wisdom; we give them our dreams.

They give us their wisdom; we give them our dreams. . . By: Peggy Ayres & friends

Goon
03-07-2005, 15:36
Going through my CDs this last weekend I found a new hiking appropriate song to add to this list.

---

"Sleeping Bag" by ZZ Top

When itís cold outside and you want to sleep in
Go for a pallet thatís so nice and thin.
Zip it on around while itís on the ground,
Spread it out and lay it on down.
Slip inside my sleeping bag,
Slip inside my sleeping bag.

Youíre afraid of the dark, baby, no need to be shy.
Weíll talk about some loviní while we look at the sky.
Donít be hesitating, itíll be alright,
Weíll tuck it in until itís clean out of sight.
Slip inside my sleeping bag,
Slip inside my sleeping bag.

Letís go out to egypt ícause itís in the plan,
Sleep beside the pharoahs in the shifting sand.
Weíll look at some pyramids and check out some heads.
Oh, weíll whip out our mattress ícause there ainít no beds.
Slip inside my sleeping bag,
Slip inside my sleeping bag.

Frosty
03-07-2005, 16:38
to the tune of God Bless America, with apologies to Irving Berlin:

I'm an AT thru-hi-i-ker,
And a purist at that
Following the white blaze through the trail maze
Thru the night with a light on my hat

From Springer Mountain, to the Prezzies,
To Katahdin, white with ice,
God Bless my shelter-home, where e'er the sun sets.
And God Bless the shelter mice, my home's sweet pets

Mags
03-07-2005, 17:24
LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT (J.C. Fogerty)

Put a candle in the window, 'cause I feel I've got to move.
Though I'm going, going, I'll be coming home soon,
'Long as I can see the light.
Pack my bag and let's get movin', 'cause I'm bound to drift a while.
When I'm gone, gone, you don't have to worry long,
'Long as I can see the light.
Guess I've got that old trav'lin' bone, 'cause this feelin' won't leave me alone.
But I won't, won't be losin' my way, no, no
'Long as I can see the light.
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Oh, Yeah!
Put a candle in the window, 'cause I feel I've got to move.
Though I'm going, going, I'll be coming home soon,

Long as I can see the light.
Long as I can see the light.
Long as I can see the light.
Long as I can see the light.
Long as I can see the light.


**** It is how I ended my CO trail slide show, but sums up the end of many long treks for me

leeki pole
03-07-2005, 18:26
Wish that I was on ol' Rocky Top
Down in the Tennessee Hills
Ain't no smoggy smoke on Rocky Top
Ain't no telephone bills

Once I had a girl on Rocky Top
Half bear the other half cat
Wild as a mink but sweet as soda pop
I still dream about that

Chorus
Rocky Top you'll always be
Home sweet home to me
Good old Rocky Top, Rocky Top Tennessee
Rocky Top Tennesseee

Once two strangers climbed ol' Rocky Top
Lookin' for a moonshine still
Strangers ain't come down from Rocky Top
Reckon they never will

Corn won't grow at all on Rocky Top
Dirt's too rocky by far
That's why all the folks on Rocky Top
Get their corn from a jar

Chorus

I've had years of cramped up city life
Trapped like a duck in a pen
All I know is it's a pity life
Can't be simple again

Chorus :sun

saimyoji
03-07-2005, 18:26
Of Wolf and Man

Off through the new day's mist I run
off from the new day's mist I have come
I hunt
therefore I am
harvest the land
taking of the fallen lamb

off thruogh the new day's mist I run
off from the new day'smist I have come
we shift
pulsing with the earth
company we keep
roaming the land while you sleep

shape shift, nose to the wind
shape shift, feeling I've been
move swift, all senses clean
earth's gift, back to the meaning of life

bright is the moon high in starlight
chill is the air cold as steel tonight
we shift
call of the wild
fear in your eyes
it's later than you realized

shape shift, nose to the wind
shape shift, feeling I've been
move swift, all senses clean
earth's gift, back to the meaning of life

I feel I change
back to a better day
hair stands on the back of my neck
in wildness is the preservation of the world

so seek the wolf in thyself

shape shift, nose to the wind
shape shift, feeling I've been
move swift, all senses clean
earth's gift, back to the meaning of wolf and man</pre>

Bonehead
03-07-2005, 18:53
Old DI hymm

Left, right
Left, right
Left, right
Left, right
Left, right
Left, right
Left, right
Left, right

Tim Rich
03-07-2005, 22:04
When it's a real cold morning, or the first sunny day in a while, I feel compelled to belt out the Beatles' "Good Day, Sunshine" (much to the chagrin of my hiking buddy). I also enjoy singing "A Thousand Miles from Nowhere" by Dwight Yoakam

A Thousand Miles from Nowhere

I'm a thousand miles from nowhere
Time don't matter to me
'Cause I'm a thousand miles from nowhere
And there's no place I want to be

I got heartaches in my pocket
I got echoes in my head
And all that I keep hearing
Are the cruel, cruel things that you said

I'm a thousand miles from nowhere
Time don't matter to me
'Cause I'm a thousand miles from nowhere
And there's no place I want to be

Oh, I
Oh, I
Oh, I yeah

Instrumental

Oh, I
Oh, I
Oh, I yeah

I got bruises on my memory
I got tear stains on my hands
And in the mirror there's a vision
Of what used to be a man

I'm a thousand miles from nowhere
Time don't matter to me
'Cause I'm a thousand miles from nowhere
And there's no place I want to be

I'm a thousand miles from nowhere
Time don't matter to me
'Cause I'm a thousand miles from nowhere
And there's no place I want to be

Instrumental
Oh, I

I'm a thousand miles from nowhere...



Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine

I need to laugh, and when the sun is out
I've got something I can laugh about
I feel good, in a special way
I'm in love and it's a sunny day

Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine

We take a walk, the sun is shining down
Burns my feet as they touch the ground

Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine

Then we lie beneath a shady tree
I love her and she's loving me
She feels good, she know she's looking fine
I'm so proud to know that she is mine

Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine
Good day sunshine

MoBeach42
03-07-2005, 22:05
When ever I'm on the trail I start singing this song. It's a traditional song with some new lyrics thrown in by Woody GuthrieThe recorded version I know is Joan Baez with Pete Seeger off of "Very Early Joan", but they don't sing these exact lyrics - here are the ones I get in my head:

You gotta walk that lonesome valley
You gotta walk it by yourself
Nobody here can walk it for you
You gotta walk it by yourself

Jesus walked that lonesome valley
He had to walk it by himself
O nobody else could walk it for him
He had to walk it by himself

You must go and stand your trial
You have to stand it by yourself
O nobody else can stand it for you
You ahve to stand it by yourself

There's a road that leads to glory
Thru a valley far away
Nobody else can walk it for you
They can only point the way

Mammy and Daddy loves you dearly
Sister does & brother too
They may beg you to go with them
But they cannot go for you

I'm gonna walk that lonesome valley
I'm gonna walk it by myself
Don't want nobody to walk it for me
I'm gonna walk it by myself

Now tho' the road be rough and rocky
And the hills be steep & high
We can sing as we go marching
And we'll win that one big union by & by

Tractor
03-07-2005, 22:46
"There is a place I like to go
In the spring, in the fall and in the snow
There's lots of friendly people there
And you don't have to bother to cut your hair.

The Smokey Mountains is the place
To put a big smile on your face
The trees are yellow, red and green
It's the prettiest place I've ever seen.

No telephones to blow your high
Nothin' but clean air in the sky
I think that heaven must be near
Cause the angels' voices you can hear...

It is the natural habitat
For people who know just where it's at
Smokin' is their claim to fame
And that's how the Smokies got their name."

circa 1974, Wayne Moss, previously with Area Code 615

Youngblood
03-08-2005, 09:17
(With appolgies to Willie and his song On the Road Again.)

On the Trail Again:

On the trail again
I can't wait to get on the trail again
The life I love is hiking with my friends
And I can't wait to get on the trail again
On the trail again
Going places that I have never been
Seeing things that I may never see again
And I cant wait to get on the trail again

On the trail again
Like a band of gypsies we head down the trailway
We're the best of friends
Insisting that the world is turning our way
And our way
Is on the trail again
I can't wait to get on the trail again
The life I love is hiking with my friends
And I can't wait to get on the trail again

One Leg
03-08-2005, 18:13
And I wouldn't be a Ragamuffin if I didn't quote Rich Mullins:

Nice to know there's some Rich Mullins' fans out there!! :sun

"Sometimes by Step" by Rich Mullins

Sometimes the night was beautiful
Sometimes the sky was so far away
Sometimes it seemed to stoop so close
You could touch it but your heart would break
Sometimes the morning came too soon
Sometimes the day could be so hot
There was so much work left to do
But so much You'd already done

CHORUS:
Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise You
Oh God, You are my God
And I will ever praise You
I will seek You in the morning
And I will learn to walk in Your ways
And step by step You'll lead me
And I will follow You all of my days

Sometimes I think of Abraham
How one star he saw had been lit for me
He was a stranger in this land
And I am that, no less than he
And on this road to righteousness
Sometimes the climb can be so steep
I may falter in my steps
But never beyond Your reach

CHORUS

And I will follow You all of my days
And I will follow You all of my days
And step by step You'll lead me
And I will follow You all of my days
And I will follow You all of my days
(Sometimes the night was beautiful)
And I will follow You all of my days

Nean
03-08-2005, 18:19
Roam by the B-52s

RockyTrail
03-08-2005, 19:01
Two old-time favorite fiddle-and-banjo tunes:

"Angeline the Baker" and

"Whiskey Before Breakfast"

No lyrics, just beautiful ancient melodies...perfect for keeping a nice swinging pace when hiking.:banana

Edited:
Oops- at least one does have lyrics!

Angeline the Baker:
http://www.banjo.net/cgi-bin/mp3.cgi?mp3=hard_angeline

Whisky before breakfast (first half of medley):
http://www.skelpin.com/music.html

MoBeach42
03-08-2005, 22:00
Edited:
Oops- at least one does have lyrics!

I've also heard lyrics for Whiskey Before Breakfast I think... on a muffled album by a group called "Carolina Cotton". Great songs!!!

RockyTrail
03-09-2005, 00:06
MoBeach I think your right, I think there are lyrics but I'm used to hearing these tunes as instrumentals. Sometimes when hiking I hear them for hours (in my head), don't need no stinkin MP3 player!:D Earworm indeed.

I never seem to get tired of both tunes. Something about the jaunty melody combined with the primitive sound of clawhammer banjo+fiddle really brings out the spirit of the Appalachians to me, at least as I've known it all of my life, YMMV.

Have a great time March 12th, I was on Springer this past weekend and ranged up as far as Hightower Gap. Was windy and cold but beautiful, man was it nice to be out again this time of year! :sun

MOWGLI
03-19-2005, 14:31
I just heard an "Oldie but a Goodie" on my new XM radio. There's a station on there called "Deep Tracks" that plays classic rock that you RARELY if EVER hear on commercial radio. I'd given up on classic rock years ago. This dang thing has me listening with new ears.

Here tis;

Sandman by America

Ainít it foggy outside
All the planes have been grounded
Ainít the fire inside?
Letís all go stand around it
Funny, Iíve been there
And youíve been here
And we ainít had no time to drink that beer

ícause I understand youíve been running from the man
That goes by the name of the sandman
He flies the sky like an eagle in the eye
Of a hurricane thatís abandoned

Ainít the years gone by fast
I suppose you have missed them
Oh, I almost forgot to ask
Did you hear of my enlistment?

Funny, Iíve been there
And youíve been here
And we ainít had no time to drink that beer

ícause I understand youíve been running from the man
That goes by the name of the sandman
He flies the sky like an eagle in the eye
Of a hurricane thatís abandoned

I understand youíve been running from the man
That goes by the name of the sandman
He flies the sky like an eagle in the eye
Of a hurricane thatís abandoned
(repeat three more times)

Blue Jay
07-08-2005, 21:02
My mind is racing and my feet are moving slow
I look around me don't see anything I know
I'd like to answer you but I can't clarify
If I'm 100 miles ahead or 100 miles behind.

It's gonna rain, it's gonna pour
Through sickness and worse can I love more
You carried me when I fell
Can I carry you, can I love that well

My mind is racing and I'm sorry if it hurts
I've never been someplace that I cannot reverse
If I don't wonder, if I don't take my time
Am I 100 miles ahead or 100 miles behind

It's gonna rain it's gonna pour
Through sickness and worse can I love more
You carried me when I fell
Can I carry you, can I love that well

-Catie Curtis

Walessp
07-09-2005, 07:47
One more!

Miles from Nowhere

Cat Stevens

Miles from nowhere, guess Iíll take my time,
Oh yeah, to reach there. Look up at the
mountain I have to climb, oh yeah, to reach there.
Lord my body has been a good friend, but I wonít
need it when I reach the end. Miles from nowhere,
guess Iíll take my time, oh yeah, to reach there.
I creep through the valleys, and I grope
through the woods, Ďcause I know when I find it
itís gonna make me feel good. Yes, I
love everything, so donít it make you feel sad
Cause Iíll drink to you, my baby,
Iíll think to that.
Miles from nowhere, not a soul in sight
Oh yeah, but itís alright. I have my freedom,
I can make my own rules, oh yeah, the ones that I choose.
Lord my body has been a good friend,
but I wonít need it when I reach the end.
I love everything, so donít it make you feel sad
Cause Iíll drink to you, my baby, Iíll think to that.
Iíll think to that, Iíll think to that.
Miles from nowhere, guess Iíll take my time,
Oh yeah, to reach there.

rocketsocks
06-20-2013, 00:21
I was driving down the Interstate today listening to an oldies station, when the Creedence Cleerwater Revival song, "Who'll stop the rain" was played. Even mentioned Virginia in the lyrics. Here they are below. This band could've just returned from a thru-hike, I do believe!

Anybody else got any song lyrics that remind you of something about the AT? Any good AT "ear worms?" Please post the lyrics and don't send us all on wild goose chases looking for them, okay?

=================================
Creedence Cleerwater Revival

Long as I remember The rain been comin' down.
Clouds of myst'ry pourin' Confusion on the ground.
Good men through the ages, Tryin' to find the sun;
And I wonder, Still I wonder, Who'll stop the rain.

I went down Virginia, Seekin' shelter from the storm.
Caught up in the fable, I watched the tower grow.
Five year plans and new deals, Wrapped in golden chains.
And I wonder, Still I wonder Who'll stop the rain.

Heard the singers playin', How we cheered for more.
The crowd had rushed together, Tryin' to keep warm.
Still the rain kept pourin', Fallin' on my ears.
And I wonder, Still I wonder Who'll stop the rain.
"Shelter From The Storm"

I was in another lifetime one of toil and blood
When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud
I came in from the wilderness a creature void of form
"Come in" she said
"I'll give you shelter from the storm".

And if I pass this way again you can rest assured
I'll always do my best for her on that I give my word
In a world of steel-eyed death and men who are fighting to be warm
"Come in" she said
"I'll give you shelter from the storm".

Not a word was spoke between us there was little risk involved
Everything up to that point had been left unresolved
Try imagining a place where it's always safe and warm
"Come in" she said
"I'll give you shelter from the storm".

I was burned out from exhaustion buried in the hail
Poisoned in the bushes and blown out on the trail
Hunted like a crocodile ravaged in the corn
"Come in" she said
"I'll give you shelter from the storm".

Suddenly I turned around and she was standing there
With silver bracelets on her wrists and flowers in her hair
She walked up to me so gracefully and took my crown of thorns
"Come in" she said
"I'll give you shelter from the storm".

Now there's a wall between us something there's been lost
I took too much for granted got my signals crossed
Just to think that it all began on a long-forgotten morn
"Come in" she said
"I'll give you shelter from the storm".

Well the deputy walks on hard nails and the preacher rides a mount
But nothing really matters much it's doom alone that counts
And the one-eyed undertaker he blows a futile horn
"Come in" she said
"I'll give you shelter from the storm".
I've heard newborn babies wailing like a mourning dove
And old men with broken teeth stranded without love
Do I understand your question man is it hopeless and forlorn
"Come in" she said
"I'll give you shelter from the storm".

In a little hilltop village they gambled for my clothes
I bargained for salvation and they gave me a lethal dose
I offered up my innocence and got repaid with scorn
"Come in" she said
"I'll give you shelter from the storm".

Well I'm living in a foreign country but I'm bound to cross the line
Beauty walks a razor's edge someday I'll make it mine
If I could only turn back the clock to when God and her were born
"Come in" she said
"I'll give you shelter from the storm".

rocketsocks
06-20-2013, 00:24
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8uHVVq10B8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8uHVVq10B8


On the first part of the journey
I was looking at all the life
There were plants and birds and rocks and things
There was sand and hills and rings
The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz
And the sky with no clouds
The heat was hot and the ground was dry
But the air was full of sound

I've been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
La, la ...

After two days in the desert sun
My skin began to turn red
After three days in the desert fun
I was looking at a river bed
And the story it told of a river that flowed
Made me sad to think it was dead

You see I've been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
La, la ...

After nine days I let the horse run free
'Cause the desert had turned to sea
There were plants and birds and rocks and things
there was sand and hills and rings
The ocean is a desert with it's life underground
And a perfect disguise above
Under the cities lies a heart made of ground
But the humans will give no love

You see I've been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
La, la ...

rocketsocks
06-20-2013, 00:44
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJIuP7zEVeM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJIuP7zEVeM

"Big Yellow Taxi"

They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique
And a swinging hot SPOT
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
‘Til it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

They took all the trees
And put them in a tree museum
Then they charged the people
A dollar and a half just to see 'em
Don't it always seem to go,
That you don't know what you've got
‘Til it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Hey farmer, farmer
Put away that DDT now
Give me spots on my apples
But LEAVE me the birds and the bees
Please!
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
‘Til its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Late last night
I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi
Come and took away my old man
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
‘Til it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

I said
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got
‘Til it's gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot

Astro
06-20-2013, 00:49
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rocketsocks
06-20-2013, 00:56
................................................I hear ya...some great stuff here...gonna take a while to go through......:)

Drybones
06-20-2013, 08:25
"Shelter From The Storm"

I was in another lifetime one of toil and blood
When blackness was a virtue and the road was full of mud
I came in from the wilderness a creature void of form
"Come in" she said
"I'll give you shelter from the storm".

And if I pass this way again you can rest assured
I'll always do my best for her on that I give my word
In a world of steel-eyed death and men who are fighting to be warm
"Come in" she said
"I'll give you shelter from the storm".

Not a word was spoke between us there was little risk involved
Everything up to that point had been left unresolved
Try imagining a place where it's always safe and warm
"Come in" she said
"I'll give you shelter from the storm".

I was burned out from exhaustion buried in the hail
Poisoned in the bushes and blown out on the trail
Hunted like a crocodile ravaged in the corn
"Come in" she said
"I'll give you shelter from the storm".

Suddenly I turned around and she was standing there
With silver bracelets on her wrists and flowers in her hair
She walked up to me so gracefully and took my crown of thorns
"Come in" she said
"I'll give you shelter from the storm".

Now there's a wall between us something there's been lost
I took too much for granted got my signals crossed
Just to think that it all began on a long-forgotten morn
"Come in" she said
"I'll give you shelter from the storm".

Well the deputy walks on hard nails and the preacher rides a mount
But nothing really matters much it's doom alone that counts
And the one-eyed undertaker he blows a futile horn
"Come in" she said
"I'll give you shelter from the storm".
I've heard newborn babies wailing like a mourning dove
And old men with broken teeth stranded without love
Do I understand your question man is it hopeless and forlorn
"Come in" she said
"I'll give you shelter from the storm".

In a little hilltop village they gambled for my clothes
I bargained for salvation and they gave me a lethal dose
I offered up my innocence and got repaid with scorn
"Come in" she said
"I'll give you shelter from the storm".

Well I'm living in a foreign country but I'm bound to cross the line
Beauty walks a razor's edge someday I'll make it mine
If I could only turn back the clock to when God and her were born
"Come in" she said
"I'll give you shelter from the storm".

Now that's pretty good Bro!

rocketsocks
06-20-2013, 08:31
Now that's pretty good Bro!I just happen to spin this last night on a walk, got back and was looking for somethin else and came across this old thread....it was a "Laaa" moment and the seas parted and the sky's cleared...good tune!

rocketsocks
06-20-2013, 08:33
Now that's pretty good Bro!just noticed I didn't link the song....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0E9k70Tpz8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0E9k70Tpz8

rocketsocks
06-20-2013, 08:38
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQeBynFXg9I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQeBynFXg9I

Chair-man
06-20-2013, 09:09
Anybody else got any song lyrics that remind you of something about the AT?


I didn't see this song mentioned yet.

This song specifically mentions the AT in the first verse.
From the Boss > Outlaw Pete (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7336qS5Rfs) <cool vid

He was born a little baby on the Appalachian Trail
At six months old he'd done three months in jail
He robbed a bank in his diapers and his little bare baby feet
All he said was "Folks, my name is Outlaw Pete."
I'm Outlaw Pete!
I'm Outlaw Pete!
Can you hear me?